In: Phyton 59, Fasc. 1 (2019): S. 43-48 DOI: 10.12905/0380.phyton59-2019-0043 Published online on 10 Oktober 2019
A new species of Heteranthocidium (Orchidaceae) from Ecuador
Key words: Heteranthocidium, Heteranthocidium universitas-lodziensis, Orchidaceae. – New species, taxonomy. – Flora of Ecuador, Neotropics.
Kolanowska M., Nowak S. & Szlachetko D. L. 2019. A new species of Heteranthocidium (Orchidaceae) from Ecuador. – Phyton (Horn, Austria) 59 (1–2): 43–48, with 3 figures and 1 table.*
Heteranthocidium universitas-lodziensis, a new orchid species from Ecuador is described and illustrated. Morphologically, the novelty resembles H. echinops and H. hirtzii but differs from these taxa by having unequal tepals with petals being longer than the dorsal sepal, apically retuse petals, lip being broader than long and ornamented with a pandurate-subrectangular pad densely covered with long ciliae and four somewhat elevated ridges. A key to the identification of Ecuadorian Heteranthocidium species is provided.